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H. Mills Gallivan Receives 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from The McCallie School

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GWB is pleased to announce that senior shareholder H. Mills Gallivan received the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from the McCallie School.  McCallie’s Alumni Achievement Awards are presented annually to graduates who have shown outstanding accomplishments in a chosen career and distinguished themselves professionally.  Alumni are eligible to be nominated after their 15th reunion and are seleced in accordance with their reunion-year cycle.  This award focusees solely on career accomplishment without consideration of service to McCallie or other service endeavors.  Gallivan represents the Class of 1969, and was recognized during McCallie’s Reunion Weekend early this month.

Gallivan has spent 38 years serving clients as a civil defense litigator in the areas of workplace practices, personal injury, and commercial matters. He is now focusing a major portion of his practice on mediation while continuing to be a significant influence on Gallivan, White & Boyd’s Workplace Practices Group. Gallivan’s recent election to the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the FDCC continues his role as a leader in the community and the legal profession.  His long list of service includes:

  • Senior Director of the FDCC
  • Chairman of the Board of National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
  • Past President of National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
  • President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • President of the Haynsworth-Perry American Inn of Court,
  • Commissioner for City of Greenville Planning Commission
  • President of Rotary Club of Greenville Foundation.

Gallivan has previously received the Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation and was the 2010 recipient of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association’s prestigious Robert Hemphill Award.  He is perennially featured as one of the Best Lawyers in America and a South Carolina Super Lawyer. Gallivan, White & Boyd Managing Shareholder John T. Lay, Jr. states, “Mills is an accomplished attorney that garners respect for his achievements from all who are involved in the legal profession.  His continued leadership will have a lasting effect on the profession.”